Does your body need fats? Now think about that before you answer. The correct answer is yes, your body does need good fats!
"In a multi-year British study involving several thousand mean, half were asked to reduce saturated fats and cholesterol in their diets, to stop smoking and to increase consumption of unsaturated oils such as margarine and vegetable oils. After one year, those on the "good" diet had 100 percent more deaths than those on the "bad" diet, in spite of the fact that those on the "bad" diet continued to smoke!"
-Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
So, now we come to the fact that some fats are good and some are bad. But which is which? As seen by the quote above saturated fats are the healthiest; and include raw milk, butter, cheese, eggs, grass-fed meat fats, and more. Monounsaturated fats are the in between fats, they are molecularly stable and therefore, don't cause health issues. Nuts, Extra Virgin Olive oil, and Virgin or Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil are monounsaturated fats and are healthy in good portions. Polyunsaturated fats are the enemy; they cannot be processed by the body and therefore cause a multitude of health issues such as heart disease, high cholesterol levels, weight gain, and more. This category includes: Canola, Safflower, Corn, Sunflower, Soybean, and Cottonseed Oils. The list doesn't end there! Check out Sally Fallon's book, Nourishing Traditions for exhaustive research and recipes on truly healthy foods, and what lies the diet dictocrats are telling you.
A note to remember: not all "good" fats are equal. The differences between raw milk and store-bought milk are extreme. Read this article for more info on good and bad dairy.
Now onto our Healthy and Full of Fat Alfredo Sauce!
What You Will Need:
1 - Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1- 1 1/2 C. Soy Sauce
1/2 C. Lemon Juice
1/2 Bulb of Garlic
1 Stick of Butter
1 - 8 oz. Block of Cream Cheese
1 1/2 qt. of Raw Cream or Raw Whole Milk
Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Box of Bowtie Noodles
How to Prepare:
1. 2-5 Hours before cooking, marinate chicken breasts in soy sauce, lemon juice, and garlic.
2. Cut chicken into bite-sized cubes and cook with marinade in a small frying pan.
3. To start the sauce, melt butter in large frying pan, then cut cream cheese into cubes and add. Wait until cream cheese starts to get soft and blend into butter with a whisk.
4. Once cream cheese is mostly melted add cream or whole milk and heat until simmering.
5. Once sauce is warm, add Parmesan cheese and mix thoroughly.
6. Add cooked chicken mixture, including the marinade, into the cream sauce.
7. Serve over Bowties!
8. As a side note, you can always add cooked broccoli or spinach into the cream sauce to give it green appeal.
I love to make this meal for any guests. It always brings lots of wows! Enjoy the meal while contemplating how this is helping your brain stay strong. ;) Bon Apetite!